H I G H  S C H O O L  C R E W



My name is Zanayja and I attend The Academy at Palumbo, my favorite thing to do in school is to learn and feed my brain with knowledge, this is my favorite thing to do because whenever I learn something new I’m really amazed and treat every piece of new information that I learn like gold and I also share what I have learned with others. In my free time I love cooking and the reason I love to do this in any free time I might have is because it’s basically like an art but for your tastebud! you can make the same thing everyday and have it taste different with just by using different seasonings,spices, herbs and etc. I believe that cooking really brings out the creative side in me that why I love it so much.


My name is Zaire White I’m 16 years old and I attend Parkway West High School


My name is Tre’Cia Gibson, i am 17 years old i attend parkway west high school and also very serious about my grades so i can strive for success. what i like to do in life is babysit kids because i love kids. I like to hang with my family and friends . I love going to church i am there 3 times a week on top of working and going to school. What i like most about Rebel Ventures is its an opportunity to take a step further in life, it also helps me have more communication skills because we are always pitching about our company. later on n life i want to be a psychologist because i love talking to people about problems that they are having, i also want to work with children. Rebel can help me get to one of my destinations because what we do as a business is work with children and later in life i want to work with children. If i communicate with kids that i work with at my job then it would take me a step closer.


I am Malia.


My name is A’Nya Pollard. I am 16 years old and I live in Southwest Philadelphia. I am an 11th grader at John Bartram High School. I learned about Rebel Ventures through the Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative and began working with Rebel in the summer of 2015. I also went to George Wharton Pepper Middle School, where I first heard about Rebel bars because that’s where they originated. I like to make Rebel bars because they are a healthy choice for the youth to have instead of junk food . When I graduate I plan on going to college for sociology and think about becoming a lawyer.

My name is Jahzaire Sutton. I am from originally North Philly but now I reside in the North East. I attend to Science Leadership Academy @Beeber.  Now I will present my poem about who I am.

I am from the definition of poverty

I was in a endangered community for 10 years of my life

Consisting of so much hunger and long lasting strife

Despite the struggle I am still happy to say I’m here

Cause I know people that are in the grave wishing they could breathe this air

I am from a driven innovative mother

Who cares and loves me like no other

I came to this crew to make lend my skills the better

And I know that together we can do anything if we put our minds together

 I am William Chaney and I am from motivation and strife. I am determined to succeed throughout my lifetime from childhood and up. I plan to win by getting awesome grades in school, along with learn business and entrepreneurship with Rebel Ventures. Motivation pushes others and I to our limits and open new opportunities for the future.

My name is S’yhirah Taylor. I am 18 years old, and I go to Cabrini University. I am very determined and outgoing. My goal in life is to be a Clinical Psychiatrist, and a successful Actress. Rebel Ventures encourages me to accomplish these goals by exposing me to professional experiences and environments. The qualities I’ve gained will help me to achieve both of my life goals.

My name is Simin Deveauxbray. I am 16 years old, I attend Preparatory Charter High School. I am ambitious and a diligent worker! My goal in life is to become an obstetrician-gynecologist. I love making people happy and helping others. Rebel Ventures inspire me on a daily to be the best I can be. I created new opportunities for myself since I became apart of Rebel Ventures.

“Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.” – Chris Grosser









I am from a the city of brotherly love, where the only love you’ll find is the love you seek and probably buy a cheesesteak when you want something to eat. My name is Corinthe Hamilton I am 18 years old and very passionate about my work. I’m family oriented, love spending time with my family and learning.

I live in southwest Philadelphia and attend William L. Sayre High School. I started working with the Rebel crew about a month ago and I can already say I’m excited about my employment. I have fascinating co-workers who are always coming up with ideas to make things better. I enjoy making Rebel bars with my peers but most of all I enjoy doing a positive thing for the community. But in my spare time I like to go out with friends, involve myself in sports, and do right because I would never want anyone to see me doing wrong.

jarrett-basketballI am from sweet tea, smiles, truth, and hurt. I am from the grass beneath bare feet. I am from the hospital. Sterile walls, sterile smells, and the drip drip drip of chemo. I am from hope. I am from not knowing any better. I am from love that cannot be described. I am from a place called play. I am from a deliciousness called healthy. I am from a season called now.

My name is Jarrett Stein, and I coordinate academic partnerships for the Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative (AUNI). In 2010 when I was a nutrition teacher at Pepper Middle School, a group of my students decided to create a healthy snack business for a project focused on designing a healthier school. After Pepper closed and middle schoolers became high schoolers, this project grew into the Rebel Ventures social enterprise. What I like most about working with Rebel Ventures is engaging high school students and their mentors in the process of new product development. In my free time I like to try interesting ethnic restaurants around Philly.

I am from palm trees and mango, sugarcane and white sand. Oxtail and saltfish fought over by the fam. I am from wisdom and strength, hardship and pain. Steadfast values to push me through my lane. I am me. I am me. As unapologetic as can be. When you decide to open your eyes, then finally you’ll see.

My name is Ashleigh Alexander and I’m a mentor with Rebel Ventures. I’m from the Bronx, but came to Philadelphia to obtain my Master’s in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania. I love cooking, dancing, traveling and learning about different cultures. I am very excited to work with the rest of the crew and grow together with them.


Tiffany Nguyen

Kevin Dixon

Kayla Armstrong

Tay Goosby

Jay Wright

Angel Medina

Charles Matthews

Nasir Lahey

Shannon Murray

Mikey Kpou

Nick Palmer

Mykel Young

Fleshae Arbur-Seay

Jade Dawson